Tim: Much like yesterday’s Lili & Susie, here’s an act from the olden days with a new single out.
Tom: Blimey, really?
Tim: Oh yes, but that single, She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio), has rather rudely been taken off YouTube.
Tom: That’s a pity, because that title has a lot of promise.
Tim: Doesn’t it just? Anyway, let’s take a look at this instead from 1999, in which we can see the effectiveness of aggressive singing.
Tim: This wasn’t as successful as many of her other tracks, but now sounds considerably less dated than most.
Tom: I’ll agree with you there – I wouldn’t have placed this as being over a decade old.
Tim: Also it has a children’s choir in the chorus, and that’s always fun.
Tom: No they’re not! They’re horrible. There’s never been a good song with a children’s choir in it, with the exception of William Shatner’s cover of Common People.
Tim: Oh, please.
Tom: I know what that link is before I click it. It’s the St. Winifred’s School Choir, isn’t it? There’s only one good performance of that, and it’s the time they were on Tiswas.
Tim: Man, you’re mean. Anyway, if you fancy something a bit more energetic, try a recent Almighty 7″ Mix, although I prefer this – it’s dance-y enough, and the choruses are much better.
Tom: I wasn’t really feeling this song until the final chorus, during which everything just clicked together for some reason. This is lovely.
Tim: A few things about the video:
- If I was that bloke, I’d be more likely to get a restraining order than an engagement ring.
- It’s a slight shame she couldn’t learn the words to the chorus before they started filming.
Tom: But the ducks, Tim! How could you not have immediately mentioned the ducks who quack in time with the lyrics?
Tim: Oh, good lord – how could I not have noticed that? It’s incredible. It may, however, be that my mind was still reeling from her dancing at about 1:12. This can only be described as utterly exquisite, especially when it looks like her head is going to fall off. I tried to imitate it it, but my neck just refused to bend that far.
Tom: That must be CGI. Surely that’s CGI? Wait. 1999. Damn.